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Temples & Legends Of Somanatha

Kulapati's Preface

Author

Preface To the first Edition

Preface To The Second Edition

Publisher's Note: Fourth Edition

Abbreviations

List Of Illustrations

Somanatha- Lord Of Soma, The Moon God

Prabhasa In Historical Tradition

Dehotsarga-The Hallowed Spot

Shiva-Guardian Of National Resurgence

Shiva And His Worship

The First And The Second Temples

The Third Temple

The Guardian God Of Gujarat

Rise Of A Destroyer

Destruction of The Third Temple

The Fifth Temple

Renovation Of Tripurantaka

Destruction By All-Ud-Din Khilji

The Shrine Rises Again And Again

A Destroyer And A Restorer

A Great Restorer Rises

AS I Saw It

Planning: University Of Sanskrit

Preparation- Advisory Committee and The Trust

Dehotsarga

Somanatha-The Shrine Eternal

The Days Of Aurangzeb

The Mystery Of The Two Outlets: The First Temple

The Second, Third And Fourth Temples

The Fifth Temple

Topography

Historical Background

Introductory To Excavations

Objects Of The Excavations And A summary Of The Results

Descriptions Of The Cuttings

Conclusion: Identification And chronology Of The 'Original' Temple

Muslim Chroniclers On Somanatha

Stone Inscription In The Temple Of Bhadrakali

Stone Inscription At Veraval Under Bhima Deva II Of Junagadh

Cintra Prashasti Of The Reign Of Saranga Deva

Appendix

 
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES

Under Dharasena IV (A.D. 640-649) Valabhi was still a magnificent city. Dandin, who wrote during his time, has given a fine description of the city and its merchant prince Grihagupta, who was the owner of many sea-faring vessels.4 Prabhasa was an international port during the whole of this period.

About the beginning of the eighth century, however, the Chalukyas of Badami overran the mainland and Valabhi lost its hold on old possessions. In A.D. 722 Valabhi lost the district of Khetaka Mandala to Jaya bhata III, the feudatory of Chalukya Mangalaraja, then ruling at Navsari in modern South Gujarat.5


4 Dandin-Dashakumaracharita (NS, 1936), p. 225
5 BG. I., Pt. I., p. 523.

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